|How to Get the Perfect Sear|
Searing meat, poultry, or fish adds great texture, flavor, and color. It can mean the difference between good and great! In this video Ryan teaches the technique of searing a steak, and gives you tips that will help you get a perfect sear on any piece of meat, poultry, or fish.
Keywords: food&leisure; steak; ribeye; searing; browning; ryan wagner; ask a chef
|Peeling Kiwi with a Spoon|
"Peelers" are not always the best tool to peel with. In the case of kiwis, a spoon works best. In this video Ryan shows you how to easily peel a kiwi with a spoon, and slice it into perfect rounds.
Keywords: food&leisure; kiwi; peeling; slicing; cutting; ryan wagner; ask a chef
|A Lesson in Chiffonade|
Chiffonade, pronounced "shihf-uh-NAHD", is what chefs call a leaf that is cut into very thin strips. It is a simple technique once you know what you're doing. In this quick video Ryan shows you how it's done.
Keywords: food&leisure; chiffonade; knife cuts; basil; mint; shredding; ryan wagner; ask a chef
|Mango Slicing and Dicing|
There are several ways to cut up a mango. In fact, there has been strong debate about which is best. All methods seem to fall into two basic schools of thought. Some say the mango should be cut and then peeled, while others say it should be peeled then cut. In this video Ryan gives you his take on the topic, and shows you how to cut chunks, slices, and small dice from mango.
Keywords: food&leisure; mango; slicing; dicing; cutting; peeling; ryan wagner; ask a chef
|Cutting an apple... the easy way!|
Cutting an apple seems simple enough, right? We've all cut an apple to eat it. But what if the recipe calls for peeled and 1/4" diced apple... or you want nice slices for a fruit platter that will impress your friends? In this short video, Ryan shows you the easiest and fastest way to slice and dice an apple.
Keywords: food&leisure; apple; cutting; slicing; dicing; knife; ryan wagner; ask a chef
|Whole Chicken Breakdown|
Ryan makes breaking down a chicken look easy! Learn how to turn a whole chicken into breasts, legs, and bones. Buying whole chicken saves money, gives you ingredients for stock, and ups your chops! Give it a try and let us know how it goes.
Keywords: food&leisure; chicken breakdown; fabrication; cutting a chicken; deboning chicken; butchery; ryan wagner; ask a chef.tv
|Slicing and Dicing Fennel|
Ryan makes sense out of the often challenging vegetable, fennel. Learn how to slice and dice fennel like a pro!
Keywords: food&leisure; fennel; slicing; dicing; cutting; knife skills; cooking with fennel; ryan wagner; ask a chef.tv
|College Cooking 101|
UC Berkeley student, Katie, visits the Ask a Chef.tv kitchen to learn how to make great food with dorm room appliances. In Part 1 of this episode, Ryan shows Katie how to make turkey meatballs that can be used many ways.
Keywords: food&leisure; college cooking; dorm room cooking; turkey meatballs; cooking 101; ask a chef tv; ryan wagner
|How to Cut Carrots 3 Ways|
Ryan walks you through three common carrot cuts: rondelle, oblique, and bias cut. This is in response to Wendi's question on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/AskaCheftv) about how to cut carrots without them rolling off the cutting board.
Keywords: food&leisure; knife cuts; carrot cutting; how to cut; using a knife; ryan wagner; ask a chef.tv
|College Cooking 101, Part 2|
In part 2 of the College Cooking 101 episode, Ryan shows college student Katie how to make a great panini that can be made in bulk, frozen, and grilled as needed. For more panini ingredient ideas, visit our website at www.askachef.tv!
Keywords: food&leisure; college cooking; dorm room cooking; panini; simple cooking; cooking 101; ask a chef tv; ryan wagner
|College Cooking 101, Part 3|
In the final video in this three part series, Ryan and Katie make dessert, college style... chocolate cake ("baked" in the microwave!), with macerated fruits and ice cream. As you'll see, even the cooking pros have accidents now and then!
Keywords: food&leisure; college cooking; dorm room cooking; microwave chocolate cake; simple cooking; cooking 101; ask a chef tv; ryan wagner